David Fincher’s Gone Girl introduced the world to a different side of Ben Affleck. Placed in an eerie domestic environment, the Argo actor and director flourished as a man stuck in a web both he and the audience couldn’t quite understand.
Fortunately, it’s looking like we won’t have to wait much longer to witness a similarly creepy and creeped-out performance from Affleck. In what’s shaping up to be the first film he’s directed since 2002’s Unfaithful, Adrian Lyne’s latest project, Deep Water, is set to start production this November with Batfleck and Blade Runner 2049 star Ana de Armas in talks to lead. As reported by Deadline, should all the pieces fall into place, the New Regency picture will go through its deal with Fox/Disney.
Adapted from the Patricia Highsmith novel by Stranger than Fiction‘s Zack Helm and Euphoria‘s Sam Levinson, the film’s described as an erotic thriller, which, as anyone who’s familiar with his work knows, is right in Lyne’s wheelhouse. Having made movies like Fatal Attraction, Indecent Proposal, and 9 1/2 Weeks, the Academy Award-nominated director’s been fixated on this genre for years.
In terms of what his two popular leads will do, they’ll more than likely be playing a young married couple, Vic and Melinda Van Allen, whose back and forth mind games take a deadly turn. In her novel, Highsmith tore apart the consensus of the American suburban life, which we’ll see as the affairs each spouse takes part in get a little messy.
While many of us have been privy to Affleck’s whereabouts since his short time as the DCEU’s Dark Knight ended, de Armas’ career has been on the up and up. Since her time as Ryan Gosling’s holographic wife in 2049, she’s been called to take part in several other, not-yet-released productions, including Rian Johnson’s new film, Knives Out, as well as Blonde, in which she’ll be playing the immortal Marilyn Monroe. And all of that’s without mentioning her part as the next Bond Woman in Bond 25.
Tell us, though, what are your thoughts on Deep Water? Are you excited to see the peculiarly thrilling director back behind the camera? Be sure to drop us a comment in the usual section down below.